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Amending Your Garden’s Soil

Lately we’ve been conducting a series of free classes for gardeners. Call it cabin fever, but gardeners are ready for the growing season to begin based on the response to these classes. The latest class was on amending your garden’s soil. So, for those of you who missed the class, let’s have a chat about […] Read more »

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What’s in a name?

Down at my garden center I’m busy inputting all the products I intend to sell this gardening season into the sales computer. At times it’s dizzying inputting all the names of the plants both common and Latin. After inputting hundreds of plants one can’t help to reflect on the power of their names. Read more »

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The Big Thaw

It’s not uncommon to have a ‘January Thaw’ where snow and ice melts down only to have more snow and ice again in February. Well so far this February we’re still in the January thaw mode and plants and critters are waking up. At least in central Wyoming, the ground is without frost. I say […] Read more »

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The Herb Effect

Down at my garden center, we’re all getting antsy for the new growing season. We’ve ordered all of our annuals, perennial flowers, trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Just about everything a gardener may need this season, including herbs. I don’t consider myself an expert in herbs, so I did a little research on companion-planting herbs […] Read more »

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants: